What happens in the classroom is only one component of what children, families and programs need to be successful. The Comprehensive Plan addresses five areas that are critical to an early childhood program in achieving immediate as well as long lasting success. These five areas include:
- the quality of the program
- staff development
- family involvement
- family support services, and
- program evaluation.
The district advisory council must address each of these areas and related questions in their comprehensive plan.
- The plan should be discussed and updated by the district advisory council each year.
- School districts submit their current Comprehensive Plan within the CPP Annual Report.
- Ask your regional consultant for examples of comprehensive plans.